Referee Development Manager

  • New Zealand Football
  • New Zealand
  • 09 Jun, 2021
Full time Leadership & Management Refereeing

Job Description

Football is the global game and one of the largest participation team sports in New Zealand, providing experiences and opportunities for all – male and female, young and not so young, talented athletes and community level players. New Zealand Football’s purpose is to enrich lives and connect people through positive experiences to build strong communities, and our staff are passionate and talented people who are committed to living our core Values: Enjoyment, Respect, Collaboration, Inclusive and Ambition.  We encourage and respect diversity in our workforce, in which all employees are valued for what they contribute to our inclusive culture.

NZ Football is seeking a Referee Development Manager to work in partnership with key stakeholders to develop capability and effectiveness of the referee pathway and development system.  Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working in close partnership with key stakeholders in federations, clubs and schools to deliver programmes in their regions.
  • Leading and supporting a regional network of federation referee development officers
  • Development of digital educational resources for referees
  • Overseeing appointments of senior match officials for National Competitions
  • Development programmes for high performing referees


Skills & Experience


To be successful in this role you’ll need experience in the area of match official development, not necessarily in football but preferably with international experience. You’ll need to be able to demonstrate competencies in:

  • Sport development with an understanding of international trends and research
  • Leading projects
  • Writing and developing learning resources
  • Excellent stakeholder management

Application Closes 21 Jun 2021